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What Information We Collect, Why We Collect It, & What We Do with It
Safe Surfing Tips for Kids
Safe Surfing Tips for Parents and Teachers
How to Contact Us



What Information We Collect, Why We Collect It, & What We Do with It:
The privacy of children and the trust of parents and teachers are very important to StarRise Creations and the IMA Hero™ Collection.

We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). Our goal is to provide a safe and valuable web site for children to visit, learn, and enjoy. In doing so, we adhere to the following privacy policies:

We only collect personal information which is necessary for the activity.

~ If your child submits a hero using our "Who's Your Hero?" form, NO personal information is transmitted through the form. The only information we receive is the information typed into the "Who's your hero?" and "Comments/optional" boxes. Your child's name and/or email address is NOT received.

~ If your child joins our Hero Clubhouse™ (the Official Online Newsletter of the IMA Hero™ Collection), we only collect your child's email address, and we use this information for the sole purpose of emailing the Free Newsletter. You can remove your child's email address from the Hero Clubhouse™ at any time. [click here to remove your child's name]

~ If your child submits information for Your Page, including hero essays, quotes, questions, or anything else, we do not require your child to send us any personal information to be posted. If your child does include some personal information, we will only identify your child by first name, age, and/or state. We will not post any other information.

~ If your child participates in the Reading Program, we only collect your child's mailing address, and we use this information for the sole purpose of mailing the Free Certificate and/or Free Bookmark.

~ If your child sends us an e-mail with a Question or Comment, we will respond via email for the sole purpose of answering the question or replying to the comment when necessary.

~ If your child enters a Contest, we will respond via email when necessary. We will require parental permission before mailing any prizes to children under the age of 13.

We will not collect or store your child's information for future communications, and we will not sell, transfer, or otherwise disseminate any personal information to third parties.

As a convenience to our visitors, we provide links to other educational and informative sites. We have carefully chosen these sites based on content and quality. However, we are not responsible for the content or collection practices of these sites, and we recommend you read their privacy policies before providing them information. If you have any questions about any link to a web site or company, please contact us, and we will review the site more carefully. info@imahero.com

Like other web sites, we are able to obtain certain non personal, anonymous information about the total number of visitors to our web site and where our visitors are coming from. This includes information about the domain and host (ie: aol.com), the Internet Service Provider (ISP) address, and the country of origin. This information is used solely by StarRise Creations for internal statistics. We do not sell, transfer, or otherwise disseminate this information to third parties.

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Safe-Surfing Tips for Kids:
The internet is a great tool for kids to have fun, play games, and learn. While exploring the internet, keep in mind the following Safe-Surfing Tips:

Talk with your parents about their rules and guidelines for using the internet. Be sure to ask them what time of day you can use the internet, how long you can browse, and which sites are OK for you to visit.

Keep your personal information to yourself. Don't give your name, address, phone number, or your parents' name, work address, phone number, or the name of your school to anyone or any web site without your parent's consent.

If you receive an email from someone you do not know or come across information that makes you feel uncomfortable, tell your parents right away.

If you feel uncomfortable or do not like a certain site, use the back button to leave the site or log off. Remember, you can always log back on and continue browsing safe and friendly sites.

If a site requires you to give your address, phone number or other personal information to join a club or enter a chat room, don't do it. Look for other child-friendly sites that respect your privacy.

Don't share your password with or give your password to any person or web site.

Never agree to meet face-to-face with someone you have met online without your parent's consent. If your parent consents to the meeting, make sure to meet in a public place and go with an adult.

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Safe-Surfing Tips for Parents and Teachers:
We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in your child's life, especially when it comes to surfing the internet. We recommend adults and children discuss the importance of safe surfing on the internet. To help you in these conversations, we found the following tips and links to be helpful:

Let your child know he or she must get your permission before giving out any personal information, including their name, address, phone number, or your name, work address, phone number, or the name of their school to anyone or any web site.

Set reasonable rules and guidelines with your child about using the internet. Let your child know ahead of time what sites are appropriate for them to visit.

Consider the age of your child. Young children should be accompanied when exploring the internet. Older children can surf the net by themselves as long as the follow the pre-established rules and guidelines.

Discuss with your child when they can be online, how much time per session they can be online, and how many times a week they can be online.

Browse the internet with your child. There are many web sites that provide education, entertainment, games, activities, and fun. Together, look for fun and safe sites that you both enjoy.

Look at the Privacy Policies on each site before your child gives any information. The Privacy Policies should include what information is collected, why it is collected, and what the company will do with that information.

Place the computer in a location which can be easily monitored by a parent, teacher, or other responsible adult.

Never allow your child to personally meet with someone they have met online without your permission. If you do consent to the face-to-face meeting, make sure it is in a public place, and make sure you go with them.

Consider getting software or online services which filter out offensive materials and web sites.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)

U.S. Department of Education: Parents Guide to the Internet

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How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about our Children's Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

StarRise Creations
P.O. Box 927635
San Diego, CA 92192-7635
Tel: 858-453-5789 or 1-877-866-HERO (4376)
Fax: 858-453-5332

email: info@imahero.com

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Please Note: We may change these policies to conform to new laws and guidelines. For the latest information on our children's privacy policies, please visit this page regularly.

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